Sounds of Freedom
24 to 26 April 2024

Sounds of Freedom – Songs and Memories of the 25th of April at the Tivoli BBVA Theater

In the year that the iconic Tivoli BBVA Theater celebrates its centenary, this emblematic cultural space embraces the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April presenting a trilogy of unique concerts that take us back to the repertoire of artists who used their voice to sing about freedom, using as their vehicle the interpretation of artists who were children of a Portugal that no longer had a dictatorship.

Sounds of Freedom: three unique musical journeys, on a stage full of music and memory where JP Simões, Gisela João and B Fachada will share their unique and original vision on the songs that shaped our recent history, sharing the experience of post- revolution.



Daily Ticket (24 April)

Daily Ticket (25 April)

Daily Ticket (26 April)

Pack 2 Concerts

Pack 3 Concerts


JP Simões sings José Mário Branco” is a tribute album to José Mário Branco, one of the personalities who most influenced Portuguese music since the 1960s, as a singer, author, composer, arranger and music producer, and who left us in 2019 .

With the precious contribution of Nuno Ferreira (guitar and vocals), Pedro Pinto (double bass), Ruca Rebordão (percussion) and Márcio Pinto (marimba and electronics), the album was released by Omnichord Records on February 23, 2024 , the year in which the 50th anniversary of April 25, 1974 is celebrated.

Like a blood transfusion, I believe I started to feel closer and closer to José Mário Branco's music as I played and sang it, whenever the opportunity arose. As if the ethical and poetic thickness of his songs was progressively occupying and strengthening a place where there was previously insecurity and uncertainty, as I sang them and sang them and believed more and more in what I sang.

After a very considerable number of concerts focused on his work, which refined this closeness, an invitation came up, why not? make a record that was entirely dedicated to him. Is J osé Mário Branco’s voice now timely and necessary? Is it poignant and brimming with beauty and courage? Undoubtedly. And here we are. And the most intriguing thing for me is releasing an album where for the first time I am exclusively interpreting someone else's songs and feeling that it is perhaps the most intimate album I have ever produced. I must thank the author for this privilege of feeling more complete and less alone, here in the house he built for everyone.”


Since her debut in 2013, Gisela João has left an indelible mark on the Portuguese music scene. Over the years, she has released several successful albums, “Gisela João” (2013), “Nua” (2016) and “Aurora” (2021), showing remarkable versatility by reinventing fado classics and presenting original compositions.

With a career punctuated by awards and recognition, Gisela João is one of the most important voices in contemporary fado, taking the authenticity of the Portuguese fado tradition to new levels of appreciation and global recognition. His voice, with a unique timbre, resonates with a power that transcends cultural borders, winning hearts beyond the geographical limits of Portugal.

In the unprecedented show “Gisela Canta Abril”, Gisela João joins the Spanish guitarist Carles Rodenas Martinez, in a collaboration that emerged between Valencia and Lisbon. Together, they will lead us through a tribute to the songs of the authors and composers of April, celebrating 50 years of April 25th in Portugal. This cross-border collaboration promises to bring a new dimension to the celebration of music and freedom, uniting the rich musical traditions of Portugal and Spain. A unique opportunity to delve into the depths of Portuguese music and celebrate such an important part of our history and culture.


B Fachada will present a special concert at the Tivoli BBVA Theater in Lisbon, as part of the Sons da Liberdade festival, scheduled for April 26th. The show will be dedicated to the songs of José Afonso and will have the title “Zeca, Zeca e Mais Zeca!”, and its motto is “B Fachada celebrates the fall of the empire and the end of the colonial war”.

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